Bringing service design to manufacturing companies: integrating PSS and service design approaches

Nina Costa, Lia Patrício, Nicola Morelli, Christopher L. Magee

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Manufacturing companies increasingly try to innovate in their offers to consumers by creating more complete solutions that combine product and service components. However, shifting from a product-centric perspective to a solution-oriented perspective is challenging. The present study adopted a design research methodology and built on Service-Dominant logic, integrating the human-oriented perspective of Service Design with an organizational network-oriented perspective of Product–Service System. It creates a new Integrative PSS approach, evolves design models, and provides an application in a manufacturing industry. This paper details how the application supports the design of product–service system solutions from the exploration to the implementation stages, highlighting the physical evidence of service, and contributes to advance design research at the intersection of PSS and Service Design.
Original languageEnglish
JournalDesign Studies
Pages (from-to)112-145
Number of pages34
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2018


  • Service Design
  • Product Service Systems
  • Product Design
  • Service Dominant Logic
  • PSS


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